Greek producer Kazantzakis has been responsible for some of the hardest-hitting trap heaters of the past few years. The underground favorite has been a mainstay on our site and made his debut on our label later alongside Golden Child with ‘Elevated’ on our Champions Of The Underground Vol. 1 compilation. Today he makes his solo debut with a monsterous trap anthem entitled ‘LIZA.’
Despite being named after Kazantzakis’ girlfriend, don’t expect a love song. ‘LIZA’ is as ruthless and gritty as they come. Ghostly pitched-down rap vocals create a grimy yet catchy pull that sets the tone. Haunting undertones give way to a minimal yet beastly drop fusing drill-inspired 808 slides, crisp percussion, and a head-nodding melody. Flipping the script comes a massive electro-house-inspired break and build that’s primed for festivals before swerving back into murkiness. The final drop enhances the bounce with pounding bass while injecting DnB drum breaks and fierce growls for some added grain. If you’re a fan of trap and Kazantzakis isn’t already on your radar, you need to stop sleeping.
I was browsing through my SoundCloud likes and saw some IMANU tracks, so they were the starting point of my production with some electro-inspired breakdown. As always I started with the drop first then break-down and intro-outro. Decided to add some Memphis rap acapella too. You can hear some DNB elements in the second drop, the drum break, growls etc. – Kazantzakis